The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award honours innovation in the creation and delivery (or in the development, implementation and delivery) of adult literacy or adult-integrated family literacy programs delivered by a community organization in Canada. The adult-focused literacy program makes a positive contribution to the lives of the participants as well as the community and could serve as a model for other organizations to adapt.
There is one (1) top award of $20,000 and up to four (4) honourable mention awards in the amount of $5,000 each. The awards as granted can be invested into the program and/or applied to operating funds.
Top Award Winner: Prince Albert Literacy Network, Prince Albert, SK
Receiving $20,000 as top winner.
Prince Albert Literacy Network has shown tremendous support for First Nation, Metis and unemployed learners through The Child Care Worker Preparation for Certification Program. This innovative program supports Level 1 and Level 2 literacy learners as they move towards a career path in child care. The program engages community Elders for life skills and cultural education, community literacy practitioners for the workplace skills and certification facilitation, and industry partners to provide the students with an eight-week job shadow experience. Students have already been hired by local child care centres, bringing their learnings back to the community. Watch this informative webinar with the Price Albert Literacy Network, as they discuss their winning program.
Honourable Mention Winners:
Receiving $5,000 each.
Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks, Ottawa, ON – ALSOcares Reading and Parents Program
Centre for Family Literacy, Edmonton, AB – Write and Relax Book Club
Literacy for Life Foundation, High River, AB– Building Brighter Futures: 3B’s Buying Smart, Budgeting and Basic Computers
Project READ Literacy Network, Waterloo, ON – Get Set Learn Afterschool
About Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been major supporters of ABC Life Literacy Canada since 1999. Through their involvement with ABC Life Literacy Canada and other national literacy programs across the country, the companies are helping promote literacy and lifelong learning – key needs in helping many Canadians realize their potential at work, at home and in the community.
As an Imagine Caring Company, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life donate a minimum of one per cent of average pre-tax profits to non-profit, charitable and community organizations each year. Through their national corporate citizenship program, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life work with these organizations to build stronger communities together and achieve lasting change.